The highest rated mare in the field, who is considerably higher rated than most of these, resulting in her having a 6lb penalty to carry in this.
The Paul Nicholls mare is already a course and distance winner previously, winning this race in fine style last season, beating some talented mares in their own right by just over 4 lengths.
She has had the two runs this season already, coming second on seasonal debut at Wetherby behind Molly Ollys Wishes (Who has since come out and won a Grade 2 at Ascot last weekend) and winning a class 3 mares handicap hurdle at Ludlow last time out, just getting the better of Voice Of Calm at the line to win by a nose.
To the eye that form looks bare and question marks might be made on why she is currently odds-on favourite in this, but she was very reluctant to race at the start of her last run and lost at least 10 lengths when they were sent off.
Angus Cheleda who ride her that day was cool and calm, plugging away on the mare who was incredibly game to challenge with 2 to jump, before holding on gamely to fend off the late charge of the second placed horse, who has since come out and won a class 2 mares’ hurdle at Newbury a week ago.
She is a very game horse who did so well to win last time out, but that race might have taken the zest out of her, however she comes off almost a 2-month break so she should be fresh and ready to go in this, a race that would have been the target all season.
Winner of this race last season, incredibly game to win by a nose at Ludlow last time out after complications at the start, she handles all conditions and looks set to win this race back-to-back, the class act who is the one to beat.